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Aer Lingus YQ now much higher?

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  • wiivile

    One of my favorite Avios redemptions was low-YQ economy transatlantic flights on Aer Lingus, i.e., JFK-DUB. The total tax on the JFK-DUB, one-way, used to be generally $34 (+ 13,000 Avios).

    After calling BAEC recently (as Aer Lingus isn’t available to be booked online), they priced this route to be $164.80. Are low-tax Aer Lingus redemptions now a thing of the past? Even flying JFK-LHR on BA metal has lower tax than this in Y.

    I don’t think Aer Lingus can be booked via Iberia, so I haven’t tried there.

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    davefl

    You don’t need to suffer BAEC the phone line for that you can book it on Avios.com 13,000 + £86.40

    wiivile

    You don’t need to suffer BAEC the phone line for that you can book it on Avios.com 13,000 + £86.40

    It was always lower booking via phone with BAEC for some reason… https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/04/18/how-to-save-tax-on-us-avios-redemptions-by-flying-with-aer-lingus/

    Joecooljoe

    Have no data but this might but a poor agent if they have to calculate it manually. Huaca…

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    A bigger issue is the lack of Business Class seating via Avios.com.

    There have been other reports of tax hikes for people doing the BA route,

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